Teaching children how to

Overcome Adversities While Discovering Life Skills Through martial arts training

How Principles Applied at Competitive Edge Karate Builds Resilience in Children and Teens.

Children who want to learn martial arts give us the opportunity to teach them life skills while helping them achieve their dreams. We fuel their motivation by giving them the opportunity to succeed—and to learn from mistakes. Giving students the chance to make choices encourages them to take responsibility and exercise self-discipline. Mastering the various levels of karate is demanding, requiring time and effort. But the reward is worth it, and the student knows that. By setting a plan and following through, our students learn how to earn success. In the following sections, you will find a brief background about each principle, followed by a short description of how we encourage students to discover and implement them in their practice of karate and their lives.


Shortly, after my kid returned home from her first year of college, a surprising thing happened…“Mom and Dad I have something to tell you” – now after holding our breath bracing for the worst – the words that every parent who believes in tough love hopes to hear is – “I didn’t understand why you were so tough on me, but now I want to say…Thanks.”And while there isn’t a set recipe for raising successful children, teaching your child life skills is not only important for self-care and sufficiency— it also allows them to feel empowered. All parents want their child/children to do well in school, stay out of trouble and go on to do amazing things as adults but, much of it comes down to ”6574” days of parenting. That is the number of days before your loved ones celebrate their 18th birthday.

Are you preparing your child to be dependent or independent?

“The great mistake good parents make is doing too much for their children,”
Dr. Edward Hallowell, M.D. Child Psychiatrist and Author